Horn of Africa to Receive Dutch Aid

The Netherlands will release USD14.8 million to assist East Africans suffering from drought and food price spikes. “Besides providing emergency aid, we need to invest in structural solutions that will prevent these kinds of emergencies from happening,” said Bert Koenders, minister for development corporation. Ethiopia and Somalia will particularly benefit from the funding. (“10 million euro extra emergency aid for the Horn of Africa” - Government of the Netherlands, Sept. 22, 2008)

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